American Guerrilla in the Philippines

Screening on Film
Directed by Fritz Lang.
With Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell.
US, 1950, 35mm, color, 105 min.

Among Lang's rarest American films is his rousing combat film about American soldiers stranded in the Philippines during World War II who choose to join the anti-Japanese resistance. Tyrone Power gives an untypical naturalistic performance as a navy ensign who finds a new direction to his career and life fighting a non-conventional war and finding love amongst the ruins of war. Shot on location in the islands, American Guerrilla in the Philippines, like Western Union, offers an alternate, marginal perspective on American history. Print courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

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